Died aged 67
Anthony Newley (24 September 1931 – 14 April 1999) was an English actor, singer and songwriter. Newley achieved success as a performer in such diverse fields as rock and roll and stage and screen acting. As a recording artist he enjoyed a dozen Top 40 entries on the UK Singles Chart between 1959 and 1962, including two number one hits. With songwriting partner Leslie Bricusse, Newley penned "Feeling Good", which was popularised by Nina Simone and covered by many other popular artists; as well as the title song of 1964 film Goldfinger (along with John Barry). Bricusse and Newley received an Academy Award nomination for the film score of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971). The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums described Newley as "among the most innovative UK acts of the early rock years before moving into musicals and cabaret". Newley was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1989.DbPedia
Commemorated on 2 plaques
Anthony Newley 1931-1999 Entertainer Was a pupil at this school and lived at 14 Oswald Street, now the site of Heanor Court, from 1931 until the mid 1940's.
Mandeville Street, Hackney, London, United Kingdom where they attended school
Anthony Newley 1931 - 1999 Composer, Actor Singer, Entertainer Born in a house which stood on this site
Heanor Court, Oswald Street, London, United Kingdom where they was